Tag Archive for: Colorado New Play Summit

Jake Horowitz and Carline Aaron embrace during rehearsal for the reservoir

Denver Center Theatre Company Announces 2024/25 Season

Little Shop of Horrors and Hamlet among titles in 2024/25 Denver Center Theatre Company Season Denver Center Theatre Company Artistic Director Chris Coleman is proud to announce the 2024/25 season for the regional producing theatre arm of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). The new Theatre Company season kicks off performances on September […]

Playwright Vauhini Vara sits at a table with her peers. Papers and drinks are scattered across the table, the team is hard at work.

Hear from the 2024 New Play Summit Playwrights

Ahead of the 2024 Colorado New Play Summit, we sat down with the four playwrights to hear more about their work. What inspired them, which characters are their favorites, and what do they hope to learn by participating in the Summit? Hear from Matthew Spangler and Nina McConigley, Cowboys and East Indians; Vauhini Vara, Ghost […]

An actor stands onstage, smiling, during rehearsal. She is wearing a colorful scarf and a tan sweater.

Colorado New Play Summit: Where Plays Begin

That buzz you heard the last weekend of February was the sound of creation at Denver Center Theatre Company, where the Colorado New Play Summit sold 2,000 tickets to audiences of playwrights, industry professionals and theater fans. Audiences were treated to staged readings of four new works: Cowboys and East Indians by Nina McConigley and […]

Maggie Bofill holds one hand on her hip and a microphone in the other while standing in the middle of a colorful courtyard. There is an elaborate spread of food on a table behind her, and Stephanie Machado, Danielle Alonzo, and Luis Vega sit watching her.

Local Theatres Producing New Work

Denver residents are lucky to be immersed in art, living in the cultural hub of the Rocky Mountain West. Walking downtown, you pass performing arts stages, music venues, art museums, historical sites, cultural organizations, and so much more. A rarity in cities in recent years is the growth and support of small, local theatres. However, […]

How New Plays Get Made

When the world premiere of Rattlesnake Kate debuted at the Wolf Theatre in 2022, it garnered a lot of positive attention. The play featured not only a spirited story about Kate Slaughterback, a Colorado woman who famously killed 140 rattlesnakes one day in 1925, but showcased how a play or musical might get commissioned by […]

Participants in the Colorado New Play Summit sit at a table

Playwrights Announced for 18th Annual Colorado New Play Summit

The Denver Center Theatre Company is proud to announce playwrights, dates, and details for the 2024 Colorado New Play Summit (CNPS). The 18th annual festival will take place over one weekend on February 24-25, and feature readings of new plays by Terence Anthony, Nina McConigley and Matthew Spangler, Andrew Rosendorf, and Vauhini Vara. The festival will also feature […]

Sandy Rustin smiles as she watches The Suffragette's Murder in rehearsal

2023 Colorado New Play Summit: A Celebration of the Written Word

In the beginning was the Word. In the beginning of every play — before the set, the costumes, the makeup — are the words that make the story, the story that ultimately becomes the play. Lovers of words and the stories they create converged February 25 at 26 at the DCPA’s Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex […]

Jamie Ann Romero smiles onstage during Cebollas rehearsal

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Two World Premiere Productions for 2023/24 Season

The DCPA Theatre Company, the regional producing theatre arm of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), is thrilled to announce two world premiere productions for the 2023/24 DCPA Theatre Company season. During the 2023 Colorado New Play Summit (CNPS), attendees were the first to learn about two shows that will be on the 2023/24 DCPA Theatre Company season lineup. […]

A view over the water at Cherry Creek State Park

Denver’s Multi-Faceted Playwright Comes Home

It’s not every day, every year or even every decade that a Denver native is invited to participate in the DCPA Theatre Company’s Colorado New Play Summit. But this year is different. Welcome home, Jake Brasch! Each year, the literary team at the DCPA Theatre Company receives hundreds of new scripts that are seeking development […]

Five Fast Facts About the reservoir by Jake Brasch

the reservoir by Jake Brasch was selected by DCPA Theatre Company as one of four featured readings in its 2023 Colorado New Play Summit. Get to know this all-new play before it’s read in front of a Denver audience for the first time! HOMETOWN PLAYWRIGHT Playwright Jake Brasch, a Colorado native, had his humble beginnings […]